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Today's News

  • Go Fish - April 16, 2017

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. For future weekly reports, see weekend editions of the Optic.

    Fishing season began April 1; don’t forget your new license.

    Catches of the week
    Pecos River: Josiah Roybal, 5, of Pecos, caught a 17-inch rainbow trout April 9. He was fishing near the Dalton Day Use area and using corn.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 16, 2017

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 2:35 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.  

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 12:35 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Robertson (DH), 2 p.m., TBA
    • LVLL Majors: Angels vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Yankees vs. Mets, 7:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • LVLL Minors: Fireflies vs. Thunder, 6:15 p.m.; Hot Rods vs. Red Wings, 7:45 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza first games TBA, Rodriguez Park
    Golf

  • Luna target of multiple probes

    Finals may be a few weeks away for Luna Community College students, but school officials are undergoing huge tests as investigators look into alleged improprieties at the two-year college.

    For several months, college officials have faced special audits from the state Higher Education Department and the New Mexico State Auditor’s office. Now, the college is under investigation by the district attorney’s office and the state attorney general’s office as a result of audit findings.

  • Hospital’s services in crosshairs

    With concerns being raised over the services provided by Alta Vista Regional Hospital, some say it’s time to explore alternatives for health care.

    The San Miguel County Commission this past week gave the green light to Chairman Rock Ulibarri to begin exploring those options. While it is viewed as a preliminary step at most, the move does acknowledge a growing dissatisfaction among some in the community.

  • Thousands of eggs ready to go - Easter egg hunts scheduled

    Thousands of brightly colored eggs are ready for the fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Mora/San Miguel Farm and Livestock Bureau. The annual hunt, which takes place at 1 p.m. on Saturday at county fairgrounds off Hot Springs Boulevard north of Las Vegas, will have roughly 8,000 eggs for eager kids.

    The hunt will have hundreds of “golden” eggs containing gift certificates for bikes and cash from area businesses.

  • Russia balks at condemning Syria

    The Associated Press

    UNITED NATIONS — Russia vetoed a U.N. resolution Wednesday that would have condemned the reported use of chemical weapons in a town in northern Syria and demanded a speedy investigation, triggering clashes between Moscow and the measure’s Western backers.

    The vote on the Security Council resolution drafted by Britain, France and the United States was 10 in favor, Russia and Bolivia against, and China, Kazakhstan and Ethiopia abstaining.

  • Jail Log - April 14, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between April 6 and 12:
    Tyler Flores, 37, probation violation: three-day sanction, Adult Probation Office
    Katherine Duran, 35, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, Las Vegas Municipal Court, Bernalillo
    Gavino Cavitt, 32, possession, delivery or manufacture of drug paraphernalia, drivers license, San Miguel County Magistrate Court

  • Weather - April 14, 2017

    Friday

    HIGH 75° / LOW 41°
    Sunny, with a high near 75. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.  
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:29 a.m. to 7:33 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 74° / LOW 39°
    Sunny, with a high near 74. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night — mostly clear, with a low around 39.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:28 a.m. to 7:34 p.m.

    Sunday

  • Dance concert prep
  • Que Pasa - April 14, 2017

    4.14.2017
    FRIDAY

    7 p.m.
    First United Presbyterian Church, 1000 Douglas Ave. will hold its Good Friday Service at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday Sunrise Service will take place at 7 a.m. at Old Town Mission Church, followed by Easter breakfast 8 a.m. at the church on Douglas, with Easter egg hunt for children. Easter church service will take place at 10:30. Call 425-7763 for more information.

    Noon
    Las Vegas Optic office will close at noon on Friday, April 14. The office will re-open at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, April 17.